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Dec 12, 2018
Gunman kills four in cathedral in Brazil's Campinas before killing himself; Sao Paulo Archdiocese says shooting provoked 'deep pain'Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world. Last year, it registered a record 63,880 murders. Its homicide rate of 30.8 per 100,000 inhabitants is three times higher than the level the UN considers to meet the definition of "endemic violence."
Dec 06, 2018
Cotton output may dip 12% to nine-year low on scanty rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra; exports to be cutLower cotton shipments from India will allow rivals such as the United States, Brazil and Australia to increase cargoes to key Asian buyers such as China and Pakistan.
Dec 05, 2018
World's first baby born via uterus transplant from deceased donor in Brazil's Sao PauloThe girl born in Brazil's Sao Paulo was delivered via caesarean section at 35 weeks and three days, and weighed 2,550 grams (nearly 6 lbs), the case study in The Lancet medical journal said.
Dec 02, 2018
UN climate summit starts today; delegations from almost 200 countries to meet in Poland's KatowiceThe smaller, poorer nations, that will bare its devastating brunt at the Katowice summit, are pushing for richer states to make good on the promises they made in the 2015 Paris agreement.
Nov 21, 2018
International friendlies: Neymar picks up groin injury in Brazil's narrow victory over CameroonNeymar sought treatment after five minutes and returned to send a curling right-footed shot high and wide within a minute. He immediately collapsed before being replaced.
Nov 17, 2018
International friendlies: Disputed Neymar penalty fires Brazil to narrow win over Uruguay in feisty South American clashNeymar kept his cool to score the controversial penalty that fired Brazil to a 1-0 win over Uruguay in a full-blooded friendly on Friday.
Nov 02, 2018
Brazil to move embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; Benjamin Netanyahu calls move 'historic, correct, exciting'Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed the country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, making the Latin American country the largest after the United States to make the controversial switch.
Oct 30, 2018
'There's only one Donald Trump,' White House tells Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro amid his comparison to US head of stateBrazil's right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro better not get too carried away with comparisons of him to the US president. "There's only one Donald Trump," White House said.
Oct 29, 2018
Far-Right congressman Jair Bolsonaro elected Brazil president; ex-army captain trumped Fernando Haddad with 55% of votesBrazil President Jair Bolsonaro, who cast himself as a political outsider despite a 27-year career in Congress, became the latest world leader to rise to power by mixing tough, often violent talk with hard-right positions.
Oct 25, 2018
Ajit Doval asserts India needs strong, stable and decisive govt for next 10 years, says weak coalitions 'bad for country'Ajit Doval said that the fragmented polity will make it impossible for India to realise its will because weak governments are unable to take hard decisions.